WARSAW — Seymour Midwest, a family owned global supplier to the specialty hand tools market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Vitoux to the Company’s executive committee as Chief Operating Officer.
Vitoux comes to Seymour Midwest with a career that includes public accounting, automotive, and orthopedic experience and most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Steinway Musical Instruments based in Manhattan. Prior to Steinway, Vitoux managed increasingly larger teams at the orthopedic manufacturers of Zimmer, DePuy and Biomet culminating with his role as Vice President of Commercial Operations at Biomet. During his orthopedic career, Vitoux managed finance, planning & administration, and contracts and pricing. He also has served as a Corporate Controller overseeing the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley controls and spent 18-months in Scotland as Global Operations Finance Director for LifeScan – Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes business. Vitoux’s career also includes managing HR, IT, and procurement as Division C.F.O. for SPX-Power Team and he was the Controller and Director of Sales for Dalton Corporation of Warsaw, Indiana.
“Bob compliments the depth and skill set of our executive committee through his deep roots in finance, overseeing supply chains and inventory management and managing IT and human resources. Bob is a strategic addition to our executive committee as we position ourselves to continue aggressively expanding our footprint in the long handled tool segment” said Bill Henthorn, Chief Executive Officer of Seymour Midwest.
Chuck Yeager, Executive Vice President – Strategy added, “Bob has a passion for winning and comes to the Company with the financial acumen to lead our business as we relentlessly pursue profitable growth across the vertical markets we serve.”
Vitoux is a graduate of Manchester College and resides in Winona Lake, Indiana.